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Welcome to Skriðuklaustur

Dec06

Anniversary weekend

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To celebrate the 20 years anniversary of Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute we are open next weekend Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 till 17:00. On Saturday at 14:00 there is a program where we will discuss the past and the future of the institute and remember the beginning. On Sunday the writer's most famous work, Advent (The Good Shepherd) will be read in various languages in different rooms of the mansion. Our doors will be open from 13:00-17:00 and people can drop by, listen for a while, and have hot chocolate and cookies.

 

 
Dec01

Art, literature, music and trolls

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siggibirgitThis weekend 2nd-3rd Dec. is busy with a lot of fun. We start on Saturday at 13:00 with an exhbition opening. Siggi Ingolfs and sons exhibit their works in gallery Klaustur and upstairs the German artist Birgit Jung who stays in residency at Skriduklaustur shows some of her works. At 14:00 a group up writers and editors will start reading from their works. And in the evening we end with a cosy concert of the renowned trubador Svavar Knutur. On Sunday we are open 13:00-17:00 and at 14:00 the Gryla festival starts where we tell tales and sing songs about the ugly mother of the Icelandic Yule lads.

 
Nov23

Exhibitions, writers, concerts and trolls

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hofundar2017Due to bad weather we postpone the opening of art exhibitions that were planned Saturday 25th Nov. until next weekend which will be full of fun at the cultural center. We start with the opening of two exhibitions on Saturday 2nd Dec. at 13:00. Three musketeers is an exhibit by Siggi Ingolfs and sons and Earth, Stone and Lava is an exhibit by the German artist Birgit Jung. At 14:00 writers will come and read from their new books: Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson, Friðgeir Einarsson, Hrönn Reynisdóttir, Valur Gunnarsson og Sigga Lára Sigurjóns and more. Admission 2000 kr. with coffee included.  Saturday evening at 20:30 the trubador Svavar Knútur will sing his songs in the old living room. Admission 2000 kr.  On Sunday at 14:00 is the annual event that all kids are waiting for, Grylugledi or the Gryla Festival. A program about the troll lady Gryla who is known to be the mother of the Icelandic Yule lads.  The weekend 9th - 10th December we are open both days 13:00-17:00 to celebrate the 20 years anniversary of Gunnarsson Institute.  More about that later. 

 
Oct30

1000 ára skipulag - afmælismálþing

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Páll Pálsson. Ljósm. Gunnar GunnarssonMálþing til heiðurs Páli Pálssyni á Aðalbóli sjötugum verður haldið á Skriðuklaustri nk. laugardag 4. nóv. kl. 13.30. Fjallað verður um kenningu Páls varðandi skipulag við upphaf byggðar á Íslandi.

Erindi og ávörp flytja: Páll Pálsson fræðimaður á Aðalbóli, Guðrún Ása Grímsdóttir rannsóknaprófessor hjá Árnastofnun, Bjarni F. Einarsson fornleifafræðingur, Svavar Sigmundsson fyrrum forstöðumaður Örnefnastofnunar, Sveinbjörn Rafnsson prófessor emeritus.

Málþingið hefst kl. 13.30. Kaffiveitingar og allir velkomnir.


Skipuleggjendur og styrktaraðilar eru: Gunnarsstofnun, Árnastofnun, Fljótsdalshrepur, Snotra og Útgáfufélag Glettings.

 
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June - August: Open daily 10am - 6pm

May & September: Open daily 11am - 5pm

April: Open daily 12pm - 4pm

1.-11. October: Open daily 12pm - 4pm

November - March: Open occasionally. Ask for information.

Skriðuklaustur is in Fljótsdalur valley at the upper end of Lagarfljót lake - right by the highland road to Snæfell and Kárahnjúkar. Map

39 km from Egilsstaðir

11 km from Hallormsstaður forest

5 km from Hengifoss waterfall

A Visitor's centre for Vatnajökull National Park is also at Skriðuklaustur.

 
Adults (museum & guidance) 1100 kr
Children under 16 accompanied by adults 0 kr
Students 750 kr
Senior citizens / disabled 550 kr
Groups (20+) 900 kr
Guided tour of the archsite for groups (10>)
Adults 600 kr
Children under 16 accompanied by adults 0 kr

Quotes

A vague joy filled him as he
looked; he felt that his soul
was come of the race of
those great mountains,
as a line of kings.

Guest the One-Eyed 1912


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